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Butter Chicken / Murg Makhani

Tender and juicy chicken in a mildly spiced creamy sauce, this murg makhani is a hearty and comforting curry that is so full of flavors. This easy recipe is tried and tested to give you restaurant-style butter chicken masala at home in less than 30 minutes.
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Author: Shilpa
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken thigh boneless and skinless
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 cups tomato sauce or passata (16 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • ½ cup water

To finish:

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ cup cream
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro

Instructions

  • Set the Instant Pot in saute mode and add one tablespoon of butter.
  • Once it heats, add the ginger and garlic paste. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato puree/passata, ground cumin, ground coriander, chili powder, ground turmeric, salt, and sugar. Mix well and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add ½ cup water and deglaze the pot.
  • Add the chicken and mix well.
  • Secure the IP lid and set it to 'Poultry' mode for 5 minutes.
  • Do a quick release of pressure.
  • Set the Instant Pot to saute mode. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter along with garam masala and cream.
  • Mix well and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Add chopped cilantro and mix well.
  • Serve warm with naan or basmati rice.

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Notes

See the tips section above for useful tips to make this dish.
Nutrition Facts
Butter Chicken / Murg Makhani
Amount per Serving
Calories
454
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
38
g
58
%
Saturated Fat
 
19
g
119
%
Trans Fat
 
0.4
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
12
g
Cholesterol
 
142
mg
47
%
Sodium
 
926
mg
40
%
Potassium
 
494
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
7
g
2
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
22
g
44
%
Vitamin A
 
1426
IU
29
%
Vitamin C
 
8
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
59
mg
6
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.